Middle of Nowhere Ava DuVernay : Making History At Sundance 2012
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay made history at this years Sundance Film Festival in Utah by becoming the first African American woman to win the Directing Award – Dramatic.
This was a monumental moment for all African Americans industry-wide, as it obviously hasn’t been done before.
Her film, “Middle of Nowhere,” made waves at its reveal last week and now stands testament to DuVernay’s abilities.
The film is a drama that chronicles a woman’s separation from her incarcerated husband and her journey to reconcile her marriage and her identity. She believes her work is really for the Black audience, those who want to see a more well rounded perspective of Black life.
“I always loved film, but I never considered making my own. I think that’s just a kind of thing: a little black girl from Compton not having any examples of black women making their own movies.” Ava DuVerney